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  • Special liner helps block unauthorized scanning of RFID (radio frequency identification) chips inside passports and credit and debit cards
  • 2 zippered compartments accommodate passport, cash, cards and airline tickets
  • Water-resistant, ripstop nylon construction stands up to wear and tear
  • Adjustable waist strap can extend up to 50 inches


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Best Use Travel
RFID Blocking Yes
Material(s) Ripstop nylon
Dimensions 10 x 5.25 x 0.12 inches
Weight 1.2 ounces
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Best way to lose your most valuable possessions I bought this in a rush and later realized how poor the design is. There is just one significant problem, but it is huge. The belt fastener comes unbuckled very easily. All it takes is just a little tension on the elastic belt and a tiny bit of pressure on the button of the fastener. Perfect way to lose all your most valuable possessions on a trip. It's beyond me how somebody could design a pouch with this kind of fastener. Another problem is less significant. The red embroidery RFID label is too thick and hard. Can someone explain to me why it is needed there?
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from good way to lose everything I bought two of these and we took them on a trip to Peru. We soon found that the clasp comes apart at the slightest tug. We both had to make sure the pouch was tucked into our pants in case the weak buckle became unknowingly opened, which it did on a few occasions. It releases with only a gentle pull. You have to double check it is fastened before using the toilet lest it could drop in. Hopefully REI will have the manufacturer fix this problem and save themselves a possible customer that loses his money and passport. Try before you buy.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Money belt Halfway through my three week trip, tbe fastener came off and I had to tie it together
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfectly inconspicuous under clothes for security Daughter took this to Costa Rica (hot, rainy months) and loved it. It was perfect under anything else she wore. There are two compartments - both about the same size - can hold cash as well as a passport, but that's about all you would want to carry there for it to remain inconspicuous. If you need to carry other items securely, this wallet is thin and you would be better with a fanny pack or similar. Adjustable straps and cloth never felt sticky.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof saved my identity When I finally figured out how to wear it comfortably - on my low back between my shorts and underwear with only the zippers above my waist band for easy access - I forgot it was there! During a moment of spontaneity and awe I whipped off my t-shirt and ran into the North Sea. My money belt and I were submerged in the North Sea for over five minutes before I remembered I was wearing it, my passport, and several euros. I swam back out and realized my identity and money were completely dry! I highly recommend the REI money belt!
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pouch! We used this for when we went to Walt Disney World. My husband wore it. It was great for keeping all our money, credit cards, etc. close to him and not falling out of his pockets or keeping them in our backpack where someone may steal them. Small and slim, didn't even look like he had anything around his waist, so no need to security to check it at bag check. I wouldn't carry anything else in it except flat items. Worked perfectly. Can't wait to use it again on our next trip. Very good investment and great cost.
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What concealed pocket? The label states it has "Zippered outer pocket and concealed inner pocket...", but neither pocket is concealed. No big deal, because the entire money belt is designed to be concealed under clothing, right?
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Old fashioned design with no internal organization The design feels archaic. There's no convenient organization inside for credit cards, IDs, or anything else. The strap is sewn so when the belt is not being worn around the waist, it hangs loose clumsily. The overall belt is a bit bigger than necessary.
Date published: 2014-10-14
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Are you supposed to wear the money belt under your pants and on top of underpants?

Asked by: Grandy
yes. under your clothes, but not under your underwear.  You could but it would be uncomfortable.
Answered by: Delta Girl 16
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the belt size, can it be extended? 

Asked by: chastheman
The belt on RFID Money Belt will have a minimum measurement of 10 inches and a maximum length of 45 inches. The belt also has a lot of elastane and can stretch further past its maximum length.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can you throw this in the laundry machine?  Has anyone tried it?  Does it come out still looking nice? 

Asked by: Half Marathoner
We would not recommend washing the REI RFID Money Belt in the washing machine. This could ruin the liner that blocks out the RFID signals. The best bet would be to spot clean the belt with a mild detergent and hang dry the item.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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